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  • Additives | People in the News

    Munzing/ultra additives: Nick DiGennaro

    Munzing/ultra additives names new sales manager Munzing/Ultra Additives has hired Nick DiGennaro as northeast regional sales manager. DiGennaro will be responsible for the sales and marketing for all paint, coatings, adhesives, ink and buildi…
    08.14.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    BYK-Chemie launches

    BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by its easy handling, with the result that…
    08.14.06

  • People in the News

    DSM Neoresins makes: Henk Van De

    DSM Neoresins makes several appointments DSM NeoResins has announced a number of appointments, which have been made upon the retirement of Henk van de Wiel, commercial director DSM NeoResins. The business mangers will include Ad Erns…
    08.14.06

  • Additives | People in the News

    Chemtura names Eisenstein:Andrew Eisenstein

    Chemtura names Eisenstein global business director Chemtura Corp. has named Andrew Eisenstein global business director, polymerization additives and intermediates. Eisenstein was formerly business director and marketing manger for Chemtura’s…
    08.14.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    New appointments: Juha Makinen

    Juha Mäkinen has been appointed senior vice president of SBU pigments and managing director of Kemira Pigments Oy. Most recently, Mäkinen served as vice president, operations at Tikkurila Oy. Petri Boman, currently vice president, pr…
    08.14.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Tronox names birney to board, Wachnowsky VP pigments: David G. Birney

    David G. Birney has been elected to the Tronox Inc. board of directors. Birney has 40 years experience in the chemical industry. He recently retired from his position as president and CEO of Solvay America, Inc. Tronox has also named Ste…
    08.14.06

  • People in the News

    Bhler announces: Erwin A. Frei

    Bühler announces change in group management Erwin A. Frei has been appointed to the group management of Bühler AG. He has been placed in charge of the engineered products division and is the successor to Ulrich Baur, who will retire.…
    08.14.06

  • People in the News

    Netzsch promotes: John M. Hill

    Netzsch promotes hill to sales manager Netzsch Fine Particle Technology, LLC has promoted John M. Hill to sales manager, mid-Atlantic regions. He will manage all aspects of Netzsch customer relationships in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Dela…
    08.14.06

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    Reichhold names Leydon: Edward R. Leydon

    Reichhold names Leydon general counsel Reichhold, Inc. appointed Edward R. Leydon to the position of general counsel. In this position, Leydon will serve as Reichhold’s chief legal officer, strategically planning and directing all aspects of…
    08.14.06

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    Vanderstappen Named Senior: Michelman

    Vanderstappen Named Senior account manager at Michelman Michelman has hired Luc Vanderstappen as senior account manager. In his new position, Vanderstappen will be responsible for handling all accounts in Benelux and Scandinavia as well as select c…
    08.14.06

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    Ross promotes Langhorn : Charles Ross

    Ross promotes Langhorn to technical director Charles Ross and Son Co. has promoted Ken Langhorn to technical director. Langhorn joined the company in 1998 and has worked in several technical and product management positions. He is now responsible…
    08.14.06

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    E.T. Horn hires: Robert Blackford

    E.T. Horn hires new senior account manager Robert Blackford has joined The E.T. Horn Company as senior account manager within the coatings and building materials and advanced materials groups. In this new position, Blackford will expand the groups&…
    08.14.06

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    Ameron makes appointments: William D. Horsfall

    Ameron makes appointments to its board of directors Ameron International Corp. has appointed William D. Horsfall to the company’s board of directors. The appointment of Horsfall increases the number of directors on its board to seven.…
    08.14.06

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    Plasticolors makes : Dave Dennison

    Plasticolors makes several new appointments Plasticolors, Inc. recently hired two new employees and promoted another. Dave Dennison was appointed as the company’s first safety manager, Karen Eglinton was named regulatory affairs specialist a…
    08.14.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF acquires Johnson Polymer

    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymer’s production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It…
    08.14.06

  • Supplier News

    Cytec Expands production

    Cytec Industries is expanding production of its Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain process and increase Cytec&rsq…
    08.14.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Clariant High performance

    Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. have begun production of high performance pigments through its new joint venture, Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. The new facility in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China will produce red and y…
    08.14.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Silberline expands

    Silberline Manufacturing, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has opened a new sales office and distribution center in Mexico. The office will operate as a separate entity under the management of Ivan Diaz, country manager and assi…
    08.14.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Akzo Nobel expands in North

    In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac,…
    08.14.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Chemarks new study

    In response to the growing interest in nanotechnology, The Chemark Con­sulting Group of Southern Pines, NC, has published its new first edition multi-client study, “Nanotechnology’s Role in the Global Coatings Industry.” Accord…
    08.14.06